iPhone music

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by parklife1987, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. parklife1987 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    Probably a dumb question but I have 21gb of music on my itunes. I transferred all of it onto my iphone and its taking up over 30gb of space! Does anyone know why its done this?

    Iv only moved music, no podcasts or anything.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    The only thing that I could think of is album art.
  3. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
    Really.. 9GB+ of album art sounds so unlikely. Unless he took all the album pics with a Nikon without resizing.
  4. eclipse01 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2011
    Eau Claire, WI
  5. parklife1987 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    lol nope.

    Seems odd, plugged it into my work computer today which told me I was using 27gb for music. Its a little better but not ideal
  6. Sunsean macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2012
    That is odd - that the amount of memory used by music would change without the library changing...and of course, the initial discrepancy as well. Is it possible you may have double copied/transferred a part of your library? Like maybe some albums/artists are on your phone twice?
  7. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    Just did the math out and you're right. A average album art file should be around ~30kb. For a library that large it should take up more than ~100mb.
  8. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    Do any of your albums come with music videos? Just a few videos will take up a lot of space.

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